Goodbye to a River by John Graves audiobook

Goodbye to a River: A Narrative

By John Graves
Read by Henry Strozier

Recorded Books, Inc.
10.47 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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A classic from the Lone Star State, John Graves' Goodbye to a River is a poignant narrative of one man's journey by canoe down the river of his memories. Along the way, he describes the colorful Texas landscape and recounts its rich history. When Graves learns that the river he knew and loved as a youth-the Brazos in north-central Texas-is slated to be dammed at multiple points, he understands that things will never be the same.

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Summary

Summary

A classic from the Lone Star State, John Graves' Goodbye to a River is a poignant narrative of one man's journey by canoe down the river of his memories. Along the way, he describes the colorful Texas landscape and recounts its rich history. When Graves learns that the river he knew and loved as a youth-the Brazos in north-central Texas-is slated to be dammed at multiple points, he understands that things will never be the same.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the most pleasing books I’ve ever read. I love the way it weaves together remote history, not so remote history, present events, and landscape.” Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Dogs
“John Graves’ writing is invaluable…The reader who misses Graves will have missed much.” Larry McMurtry, New York Times bestselling author of Lonesome Dove
“Graves’ originality and flair turn this local scene and regional lore into an honest and powerfully evocative picture of frontier life anywhere.” Chicago Sunday Tribune
“As you read, you have the feeling that the whole colorful, brutal tapestry of the Lone Star State is being unrolled for you out of the biography of this one stream.” Atlantic Monthly
“Henry Strozier’s dry, definitive tones cause no misgivings as to historical or even geological veracity. This journey along the condemned river in chilly November is both a poignant farewell and an anecdotal history lesson of Indian massacres and headstrong drunks and fish that got away. As a monologue of thoughts and impressions, this book is lucky to have such a sympathetic reader, who makes the listener pleased to simply go with the flow.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: John Graves

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English